Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 6 February 2011

Monday 7 February 2011, 13:43

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This week's show is very enamoured - nay, besotted and utterly obsessed with - the new albums from Jonny (featuring Gorky's Zygotic Mynci's Euros Childs and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake) and Gruff Rhys. The general opinion as the show was broadcast last night, via Twitter and email, is that both of these albums are magical, musical and some of the greatest work these most notable artists have been involved with.

That's high praise.

They're great albums. You'll hear three tracks from each over the course of our three hours of sonic fun together. And you'll hear debut plays for brand new Welsh artists like Proserpina, Exotope, Takk For Alt and Anika.

And I'm ravenous for more of that new, untarnished tuneage. Whether you're a musician yourself, or have a (shy) friend who's a secret sonic genius, your sounds and recommendations are the lifeblood of this show. Please mail mp3s or download links to: themysterytour@gmail.com.

Post packages to:
Adam Walton
BBC Radio Wales
Library and Arts Centre
Rhosddu Road
Wrexham
LL11 1AU

Elsewhere in this week's show, godfather of the Welsh underground Alan Holmes, reminds us of The 'real' Smiths: a band that preceded Morrissey's lot, who were innocent of any gladioli-bashing but managed to cause a lot of confusion amongst the fey indie kids of the mid-80's.

Ben Hayes - now seemingly back using the Soundhog moniker (his latest, genius bootleg is played earlier in the programme) - comes in to inspire us with the manic creative energy of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy. And, disappointingly, not my childhood muse Alvin Stardust.

Have an excellent music-filled week.

Do treat yourself to the Jonny album if you're at all drawn to tunes that'd elevate the most (rugby) bruised hearts. It's unashamedly lovely and no, I'm not on commission.

Diolch yn fawr iawn, Adam.

JON BROOKS (LO EDITIONS)
Don't Forget Your Torch

MONKY (Cardiff)
Little Acts Of Nature Inspire

THIN LIZZY
Do Anything You Want To

THE WHITE STRIPES
Jimmy The Exploder

STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR (Cardiff)
I Am Weatherproof

WY (Ruthin/Carmarthen)
Paid A Malu Awyr

GRUFF RHYS (Bethesda)
Christopher Columbus

ELIS REGINA (Brazil)
Roda

JONNY (Pembrokeshire)
I Want To Be Around You

SATURDAY'S KIDS (Cardiff)
Whisper In My Ear

ANIKA (Bristol)
Officer Officer

JON LANGFORD & SKULL ORCHARD (Newport)
Self Portrait

FAMILY OF THE YEAR (Cardiff)
Psyche Or Like Scope

ASTROID BOYS (Cardiff)
Mike?lowry

EXOTOPE (Newport)
Only You

THE VOLUNTARY BUTLER SCHEME (Cardiff/Midlands)
Satisfactory Substitute

THE REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT (Wrexham)
Sometimes

PRETTY PLACES (Llanfair P.G.)
You See What I See

LIBERTY 37 (Swansea)
Revolution

PROSERPINA (Swansea)
Trees Have Eyes

TAKK FOR ALT
We Used To Have Fun

THE SMITHS (Bangor)
Red Beak

SOUNDHOG (Ruthin)
A Witty Title Involving Rockets & Losing Sleep [goldfrapp V Edwyn Collins]

EDWYN COLLINS
In Your Eyes

COLORAMA (Benllech)
Candy Street

COLORAMA
Magic Lantern Show

HEHFU (Caerphilly)
Thirty

THE FAG MACHINE
In Yr Skin

JONNY (Pembrokeshire)
Circling The Sun

GRUFF RHYS (Bethesda)
Space Dust #2

THE VOLUNTARY BUTLER SCHEME (Cardiff/Midlands)
At The Height Of A Frisbee (featuring Sweet Baboo)

60FT DOLLS (Newport)
Alison's Room

RACE HORSES (Aberystwyth)
Last Boat To Dover

THE LOVELY EGGS Don't Look At Me (i Don't Like It)

WRIGHTOID (Bangor)
My Sun Is Yr Sun

FAT BARRELS (Wrexham)
M

BEDFORD FALLS (Cardiff)
Useless Facts

BEDFORD FALLS
Wilmington

EMMY'S UNICORN (Swansea)
Singular

DIDZ (Cardiff)
Missing Memory

HOLLOWED OUT THE SEA (Carmarthen)
City Surf

JOSHUA CAOLE (Cardiff)
Please Don't Try To Reach Me

PETE HICKMAN (Wrexham)
Castle In The Air

THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY (Lubbock)
Paralysed

GRUFF RHYS (Bethesda)
If We Were Words (We Would Rhyme)

DEZ WILLIAMS (Bangor)
Kretin

JONNY (Pembrokeshire)
Never Alone

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